What is the Audeze Reveal+ Plugin?
Reveal+ is a personalized spatial audio plugin for musicians, producers, and engineers that gives a truly immersive perception of sound.
The AI engine embedded in Reveal+ customizes audio to your unique ear shape. It delivers personalized spatial audio and virtually transports you to your favorite studio creating a truly immersive perception of sound.
What makes Reveal+ special?
Reveal+ is a powerful tool that features the acoustics of several world-class studios. This gives an artist the unique ability to monitor a mix on headphones but have the perception of sitting at the sweet spot of the studio and listening on the respective monitor speakers. What makes this plugin unique is the truthful representation of the exact acoustics, signal chain and the speaker frequency responses all designed with the collaboration of the sound engineer.
In this digital era, Reveal+ is an essential tool for travelling musicians, producers, and engineers to have an uninterrupted workflow when they are not physically present in the studio. Additionally, a tool like Reveal+ also gives the engineer the ability to check their reference mix in other environments like a car, laptop speaker etc.
How is Reveal+ different from other virtual studio plugins out there?
Unlike all the other virtual studio plugins, Reveal+ with its powerful AI engine predicts your personalized HRTFs in less than 30 seconds. Personalized spatial audio gives the listener a truly natural and immersive experience of sound.
Why do we even need Personalized HRTFs?
It is important to understand that human ears are as unique as fingerprints. Modeling these complex ear features or Head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) is extremely critical in rendering an immersive experience that sounds natural and perceived outside the head. However, measuring HRTFs accurately using state-of-the-art methods is a complex and tedious process that is also expensive in terms of computation and resources. This could take several hours that requires a subject to sit in an anechoic chamber and participate in measurements. Embody’s AI engine models these personalized HRTFs in less than 30 seconds.
Does Reveal+ support all the Audeze Headphones?
Reveal+ currently supports most Audeze headphones that are available for purchase. We have worked with several world class sound engineers to optimize the sound precisely for each headphone.
How much does Reveal+ cost?
Reveal+ is available for purchase at $199. You can purchase it here at https://www.audeze.com/products/reveal.
Is there a free trial of Reveal+ ?
Yes, we offer a fully-featured 14-day trial.
I got a trial license, how can I convert it to purchase?
We are glad that you enjoyed your trial. You can make a purchase on the Audeze website: https://www.audeze.com/products/reveal.
How many devices are supported under one license?
You can activate your license on 3 unique devices.
How many trial licenses can be activated one one device?
You can activate up to 10 trial licenses on a particular device.
Does Reveal+ support Multi-user?
At this point, only a single user can login on Reveal+ at a time. We plan to add multi-user support. Keep an eye out for Updates.
Which OS are supported by Reveal+ ?
- macOS 10.9 - 10.15 (Catalina 10.15 has dedicated installer as of 1.3.1)
- Windows 7-10 (Considering dropping Windows 7 support as it has reached End Of Life as of January 2020)
Which CPU are supported by Reveal+ ?
- Core i3 CPU or better (Core 2 Duo and below are not fully supported)
- Equivalent AMD CPUs
What different plugin formats is Reveal+ available on?
Reveal+ is available in these formats : AU, AAX, VST, VST3
What DAWs and Media Players does Reveal+ work with?
The Reveal+ plugin is compatible with DAWs and playback software that supports AU, VST plugins, or AAX plugins. Compatible DAWs include ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, REAPER, and others. Compatible audio playback software includes JRiver, Fidelia, Audirvana Plus, Sound Source, VOX. Currently, Reveal+ is not supported by Pure Music, Foobar2000 or Equalizer APO.
What are the Sampling Rates/ Block Sizes that Reveal+ supports?
The filters used by the Reveal+ plugin were designed for all commonly used sample-rates (44.1 kHz - 768 kHz), so no resampling happens no matter what sample-rate you use.
How many Reference Studios does Reveal+ contain?
As of now, the latest version of Reveal+ 1.3.1 has three world class reference studios : Carlos de La Garza, Warren Huart, and a Live Studio. There are several more studios in the pipeline that will be added in future updates.
Does Reveal+ plugin have Multichannel or Ambisonic Support?
Reveal+ at this moment supports Stereo playback. We are also building plugins that support Multichannel and Ambisonic content. Watch out for future updates!
Do I need to install any mobile app to use Reveal+?
Audeze Reveal+ 1.3.1 does not require the use of any mobile app. The improved UI experience uses a unique QR code to assist you in submitting the right ear picture in a friction-free process. If you are still using Audeze Reveal+ 1.1.1/1.2.1, you will need the Audeze HQ app to submit your ear image. We recommend you update to the latest Reveal+ version 1.3.1.
Can I use Reveal+ without internet?
Reveal+ plugin needs to be connected to Embody cloud servers to fetch your Personalized Spatial Audio profile (and updates if any are available) to deliver the ultimate spatial audio experience. But once you have your profile loaded, you will not need an internet connection to use the plugin.
I have an older version of Reveal+, how can I update?
The updates are issued on the plugin itself. If there is a new version available, just close and reopen the plugin, you will see a notification “Software Update Available” on the top-left corner in the Aural Map Tab. Click on the link to download the new version of the plugin. Close your host DAW and run the new installation file. You now have successfully installed the new version of the plugin.
What are Immerse updates?
An Immerse update can happen in two cases: when a user submits a new image and we generate a new personalized profile for the user or when we improve our algorithms and there is a change in the personalization for the user. This will be shown as a notification pop-up on the lower left corner in the Aural Map, whenever there is an Immerse update available.
How does Reveal+ AI engine work?
How does Reveal+ work with only an image of right ear and not both ears?
The Neural Network algorithms that Reveal+ uses have been trained to model the asymmetry between left and right ear. There is a good amount of correlation between our left and right ears. Reveal+ uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms to predict this correlation and models the asymmetry; giving you a synesthetic experience with least friction. Take an image of your right ear; and in under 30 seconds, the plugin will create your personalized spatial audio profile.
Is the predicted profile truly personalized to my ears or does it select an ear model which is most similar to my ear in its database?
The prediction engine does not simply pick a match to your ear shape. It uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms to model how sound diffracts from all the folds and cavities in your ear shape. And we do that by extracting thousands of unique identifiers from your ear shape, which are as unique as your fingerprint. As you can imagine this is not only computationally complex but very intensive and that's why we harness the power of cloud computing to run millions of calculations - all to model what's unique about your ear and how it changes the sound. Your Personalized Spatial Audio profile emerges literally out of billions of possibilities. It is truly unique and personalized for you.
I am not able to click my ear picture correctly.
Please follow these steps:
Bring the selfie camera close to your face so that your face fills the screen.
Look left so that your right ear gets exposed to the camera.
Make sure that nothing blocks your ear, especially hair.
Tap anywhere on the screen to capture an image.
I just bought a Trial/Purchase license on the Audeze webstore, but I have not received the download link to the plugin.
Download links to the plugin are sent to your registered email address. Please also check your spam or other folders. If you’ve checked all inboxes and don’t find the download email, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
I did not receive my PIN in my email.
- Check Spam and other folders in your inbox
- Click on Resend PIN
- If you still haven't received your PIN, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
I am getting the error “Please check your internet connection and try again”, but I am well connected to the internet.
It is possible that some kind of firewall is blocking it. Please verify that and get back to us if the problem persists.
I am using older versions of Pro Tools such as 12.7.1 and earlier. Pro Tools is crashing when downloading an HRTF.
This is a known issue. There are two workarounds for this :
- Solution 1: Upgrade to a newer version of Pro Tools
- Solution 2: Use any other plug-in host (Reaper, Logic, etc.) available on the system to download the HRTF. The HRTF will then be available in Pro Tools the next time you open it.
VST3's loaded in my host DAW show only a portion of the UI, rendering the plug-in unusable.
Some DAW hosts on Windows have incomplete HiDPI awareness implementations, such as Reaper 6: https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?p=2211751.
- Solution 1: Use the VST2.4 version of the plug-in instead, which will render correctly. This will preserve the HiDPI look of the DAW itself
- Solution 2: If the VST3 version is needed, disable HiDPI awareness in the DAW if possible. In the case of Reaper 6, go to:
Options → Preferences... → General → Advanced UI/system tweaks... and change HiDPI mode... to Unaware.
Close and Re-open Reaper and the VST3 window will load correctly
In rare cases on new installations of Windows, the Reveal+ plug-in cannot be scanned or run without installing MSVCP140.dll, which can be installed using the package below.
This is a known issue. Please install this package:
Install the package and clear cache/re-scan plug-ins
I am unable to type into the e-mail Text Editor in the plugin.
In rare cases, with some hosts it is not possible to type into the e-mail Text Editor (i.e. Wavelab 7, 32-bit VST only, macOS only)
- Solution 1: Use another plug-in type (in this case, 32-bit VST3 does not exhibit the issue)
- Solution 2: Type the e-mail address into another Text Editor and then right click into the Reveal Text Editor and use the context menu to paste the e-mail address
I am trying to update from a previous version of Reveal+, but the plugin is not auto-updating as it should.
This sometimes happens in certain host applications. Here are steps to update manually.
1) Close the plugin and quit your DAW (or player)
2) Install the proper package for your OS here:
3) Reopen DAW (or player) and the plugin, you will find the latest version of Reveal+
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